U.S. News & World Report Names St. Joseph’s One of the Nation’s Best Hospitals

(PHOENIX – Aug. 14, 2018) – Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is Arizona’s highest nationally-ranked hospital in the specialties of neurology/neurosurgery and gynecology in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue. U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of top hospitals is the most respected of all national hospital rankings. St. Joseph’s is ranked #15 in this year’s neurology and neurosurgery category and #19 in the gynecology category. 

“St. Joseph’s is delighted to once again be named as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report,” says Patty White, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s. “We are proud to provide our patients with groundbreaking treatments and compassionate care.”

Barrow Neurological Institute, the neurological division at St. Joseph’s, is known throughout the world for providing cutting-edge treatment for people with brain and spine diseases, disorders and injuries; medical education and innovative research. Barrow performs more brain surgeries than any other hospital in the United States. The hospital has the largest neurosurgery residency program in the United States, training more neurosurgeons than anywhere in the world. Barrow is also home to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

St. Joseph’s Center for Women’s Health is renowned for its comprehensive medical care in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, multiple births, gynecologic oncology, pelvic pain and advanced gynecologic surgery. The hospital also houses the highest level Nursery Intensive Care Unit and a nurse midwifery program. Last year, more than 5,000 babies were delivered at St. Joseph’s. 

St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s. 

U.S. News & World Report ranked U.S. hospitals in 16 specialties. The publication selects hospitals based on a variety of criteria including reputation, mortality rates, patient volume and key technologies. St. Joseph’s was also high performing in the specialties of pulmonology, lung cancer, geriatrics and orthopedics.